Aug. 21, 1939 – March 15, 2022
Toney Carmen McDaniel died March 15, 2022. Funeral services were March 17, 2022, at Hartman Hughes Funeral Home with burial at Centerville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Dexter.
McDaniel was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Magnolia. He graduated from Salem High School. He married the love of his life, Mary Lou Thomas in 1963 and they began their family in Baton Rouge. He served nine years in the National Guard. After returning to the Dexter community in 1968 he began a 42 year career of transporting milk. He spent the last of his trucking years hauling for Turnage Trucking until he parked his last tanker truck and retired in 2010. He’s remembered as never missing a day while working 7 days a week come rain, shine, sleet or flat tire. McDaniel was a member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church.
He was quick with a story about the good old days and was a friend to many across Walthall County. His favorite time of the day was spent drinking coffee at Dexter Grocery with the “breakfast biscuit bunch” where they solved all the world’s problems. McDaniel possessed a baritone voice and in his younger years he sang vocals in a band made of family and friends – they called their band the Road Bandits. He was proud of his two sons, Mickey and Mike. He loved gardening alongside Mickey each spring and enjoyed all the simple things of life such as westerns, fried catfish, music, and family gatherings.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lucy and Carmen McDaniel; his wife Mary Lou McDaniel; brother Stanley (Marie) McDaniel, Norman (Joyce) McDaniel. Survivors are his sons Mickey McDaniel (Ruth Anna) and Mike McDaniel (Robyn); grandchildren Blake McDaniel (Kayla), Ashley Douglas (Clint); step grandchildren Allison Hancock, Adam Plummer (Julie), Ashley Lofland (Myles), Morgan Plummer; great grandchildren Aliyah McDaniel, Grace McDaniel, Waylon Douglas; step great grandchildren Maynard Hancock, Jackson Hancock, Mattie Lofland, EmmaJane Hancock, Eli Lofland; sister Ann Baughman, brothers Tommy McDaniel (Dorothy) and Dickey McDaniel (Jo Ann)
Pallbearers were Dwayne McDaniel, David McDaniel, Bobby Cheeks, Thomas Spence, Ronald Lowry, and Dana Sumrall.
Honorary pallbearers were Cameron McDaniel, Mack McDaniel, Gerald McDaniel, and the Dexter Grocery Breakfast Biscuit Bunch.
Hartman-Hughes Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.